The holidays are here and we're still in the midst of a pandemic. Coordinating technology with relatives for Zoomsgiving and managing hybrid (or virtual) school schedules are complicated enough. Now add a sudden bout of acne, an eczema flare, or a flushed face from rosacea. It's no coincidence that skin conditions crop up when life is most demanding. Stress levels can affect skin conditions - and likewise - skin conditions can affect stress levels.
Pandemic lockdowns have inspired a DIY revolution. From Facebook feeds filled with homemade banana bread to Instagram stories highlighting lockdown-inspired bathroom renovations, Americans have responded to COVID 19 with creativity and ingenuity. While hobbies are fun to try out, some things are best left to the professionals. Pinspired skincare fixes are particularly troubling.
It's fun to tease men as a group for being doctor-shy, so add in the distraction of NFL playoff season, and there's another reason that can be used for putting off dermatology care.